Venezuela highlights Spain’s hypocrisy in its Catalonia conduct

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October 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday highlighted the hypocrisy of his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy for labeling him a dictator when Spanish authorities attempted to stop an independence referendum in Catalonia, saying the conservative leader was a hypocrite for supporting Venezuela’s opposition while brutally cracking down on dissent at home. 

Spain has been one of the biggest critics of Maduro.

“Who is the dictator?” said Maduro at the start of his hours-long Sunday television show. “Mariano Rajoy has chosen blood, sticks, blows, and repression against a noble people. Our hand goes out to the people of Catalonia. Resist, Catalonia! Latin America admires you,” added Maduro.

Yesterday, Fort Russ News reported on how Spanish police and state security seized ballot boxes and ballots of the referendum vote on the independence of Catalonia, according to the Minister of the Interior of Spain, Juan Ignacio Zoido.

“The national police seized ballot boxes, carrying out legal orders and following the law in connection with an illegal referendum”, wrote the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on Twitter.

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